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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 08:19 AM

Why Is The #PostOffice The Only Government Agency That Has To Make A Profit?

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Reply Why Is The #PostOffice The Only Government Agency That Has To Make A Profit? (Original post)
thomhartmann Jun 2016 OP
Dustlawyer Jun 2016 #1
raging moderate Jun 2016 #2
IronLionZion Jun 2016 #3
Betty88 Jun 2016 #4
reign88 Jun 2016 #5
aggiesal Jun 2016 #10
ToxMarz Jun 2016 #6
Beareal Jun 2016 #7
aggiesal Jun 2016 #11
snort Jun 2016 #8
elleng Jun 2016 #9

Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 08:45 AM

1. Another dumbass! He wants them to stop doing these other "schemes" to make money,

but they put the Postal Service in a position where they must try anything to meet the requirements of the poison pill. This guy is full of caca!

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:30 AM

2. Plus the GOP just FORCED the USPS to LOWER the price of stamps!

Clearly, the GOP is trying to FORCE the USPS to go under! I don't know what their exact scheme is, but the GOP are clearly conniving at destroying OUR Constitutionally guaranteed United States Postal Service! I am so glad that Thom Hartmann is publicizing this~!

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:47 AM

3. They want service to be bad

so they can claim "see government services are so bad because of the socialism! let's cut it some more!". They do it with the Post office because it's a public facing agency that most everyone has interacted with. And they want people to have a bad experience so as to reduce popular support for the agency.

They know they would be exposed if they tried this nonsense with social security or veterans benefits.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:51 AM

4. They want it to fail

so they can sell the business to UPS or FedEx. Should they get their way a letter will cost god knows what to go across town.

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Response to Betty88 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:06 AM

5. I worked in logistics

 

I don't think FedEx or UPS would want to be anywhere near that deal.

Their infrastructure isn't really designed to do what the post office does. They are pretty happy doing what they do I think.

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Response to reign88 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:46 PM

10. But if they buy the post office ...

then the infrastructure would already be in place.

This is their grand scheme.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:06 AM

6. They want it to make a profit so when they are eventually successful

in privatizing it, there is something there worth stealing. Those prefunded retirement benefits will fit nicely in someones pocket.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:18 AM

7. Post Office Employees are union

The most of employees in the Post Office are union. Taking down such a huge union and offering the responsibility of mail service to corporations is what the Republicans are after.

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Response to Beareal (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:48 PM

11. Welcome to DU ...

1 post?
You're just a baby, in these parts.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:27 AM

8. Thanks Thom.

I'd like to see the Postal System redevelop their public banking. So, I would think that they fear a challenge to the Banksters, and you know you don't get to mess with Daddy.

Hmm, 2 new signups minutes apart. Now that's not interesting at all.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:10 PM

9. Fool, doesn't know how 'crazy' requirement to pre-fund FUTURE employees' pensions is.

TOO UNINFORMED to bother listening to this person.

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